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Topic: Best way to etch a quote onto glass  (Read 2102 times)
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« on: June 02, 2015 07:45:03 PM »

I have never etched anything before and I would like to etch a quote on a window. I was wondering what the best way was and could I add color to the etching or no that's a bad idea.

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015 11:37:25 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015 08:43:07 PM »

is the window part of your house?  You might want to do a less-permanent technique than real etching.  Y'know, in case you change your mind or want to sell the house.

You can get frosting spray, and probably brush-on paints that can later be cleaned off.
Alternately, you could etch a piece of glass and mount it on the window.

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015 05:43:43 AM »

Agree with the less permanent way of etching if it is on a window -it would be a lot less expensive to change out a surface decoration than an entire window if you grow tired of it.

There are vinyl stick on products or spray on products that simulate etched glass.  Or you could take a framed separate piece of glass (like an old window), etch it/decorate it, then hang that in your window.

I have tried adding colour to etching before, it doesn't look that great with the topical methods.  Streaky.  It looked better as one or the other.  What you could do is use the colour in a decorative border, with the etched quote, or vice versa.  Etching on coloured glass looks pretty too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017 11:02:02 AM »

I know this post is older but I thought I'd chime in anyway Smiley

I have not etched in windows but I have etched in small glass pieces and glassware using etching cream. 

For a window, I would definitely go with using a less permanent option of vinyl.
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